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JNilsson

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I am having a difficult time finding any that are still in publication. It seems like they are almost a rare breed :cry2
Does anyone have a source to find them? I have checked the CWIM and have come up a little short.
 Either print or online is fine...I would just love to find something, lol!

Thanks in advance :moose
#1 - June 04, 2008, 12:28 PM

Try:

 Spaceports and Spidersilk at http://samsdotpublishing.com


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#2 - June 04, 2008, 01:01 PM

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Thanks so much! :moose
#3 - June 04, 2008, 03:13 PM

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I'd never heard of Spaceports and Spidersilk (love the name).  Thanks for sharing.
God bless,
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#4 - June 04, 2008, 03:28 PM
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I'd never heard of Spaceports and Spidersilk (love the name).  Thanks for sharing.

I believe it used to be known as Beyond Centauri.

Crow Toe's Quarterly also takes (dark) fantasy.
#5 - June 04, 2008, 03:38 PM

What age children? I can think of a number of them suitable for YA and up.

#6 - June 04, 2008, 03:45 PM
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I believe it used to be known as Beyond Centauri.

Crow Toe's Quarterly also takes (dark) fantasy.

They like it "playfully" dark, actually.
#7 - June 04, 2008, 03:54 PM

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I believe it used to be known as Beyond Centauri.


Actually, Beyond Centauri is still there. I've found that Spaceports and Spidersilk used to be KidVisions, which while it was KidVisions, I had several pieces (illo and writing) published. But I see that Lisa Bradley is no longer the editor, but have a COMPLETE overhaul :yup

 :thanks2 so much for the info everyone.
#8 - June 05, 2008, 04:33 AM

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What age children? I can think of a number of them suitable for YA and up.



Actually, any age would be great!!
Thank you :)
#9 - June 05, 2008, 04:34 AM

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Shiny is an aussie YA F/SF magazine run by lovely people.  Over at  http://shinymag.blogspot.com/

(blueboarder macdibble and I have both had pieces published with them.)
#10 - June 05, 2008, 03:54 PM

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Thanks, Tina!  :grouphug2
#11 - June 15, 2008, 04:41 PM

Black Gate and Orson Scott Card's InterGalatic Medicine Show are for teens and up.   :duel

Here's a link to response times for SF and F magazine. You may find other suitable magazines and ezines on this list. :goodluck

http://www.critters.org/blackholes/
#12 - June 16, 2008, 04:11 AM
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Oh, my! That is quite the list and VERY helpful.  :thanks2 so much!
#13 - June 16, 2008, 05:07 PM

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I've actually been published in Beyond Centauri, and the editor there is very very nice.  I recommend him.  :)
#14 - July 01, 2008, 08:56 AM
Reading: ...

I just found out about a new market for fantasy/sf.  It's a new kids magazine called Worlds to Discover.  The Kid Magazine Writers website included it in their markets section.  Here's the link:

http://www.worldstodiscover.com/#


I hope this helps! :love
#15 - July 01, 2008, 10:45 AM

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I'm not sure I get their guidelines-- is their market just targeted towards African-Americans, or do the writers actually have to be African-American?
#16 - July 01, 2008, 12:15 PM

Turtle9, I'm not really sure either.  It doesn't appear as if it only accepts African American writers.  I think that it just wants stories geared toward African American kids.   You could always email the editor and ask for more information too.  I was thrilled :cheerleader when I saw this market since I love fantasy, and it's difficult to find children's magazines devoted to it! :cheerleader :cheerleader :cheerleader
#17 - July 01, 2008, 02:58 PM

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Oh, interesting. I've never heard of these magazines. I'll have to look into them.
#18 - September 05, 2008, 12:17 PM

JNilsson

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I just found out about a new market for fantasy/sf.  It's a new kids magazine called Worlds to Discover.  The Kid Magazine Writers website included it in their markets section.  Here's the link:

http://www.worldstodiscover.com/#


I hope this helps! :love


Thanks so much for the link; it DOES help :)
#19 - September 11, 2008, 10:54 AM

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Oh man, this is exactly what I need. I couldn't find anything in this area either!
The one I did manage to find (who rejected my short story) was called Andromeda Spaceways. They didn't seem to have a problem with YA fantasy, although I don't know if they go much younger than that. They're online, though, and you can track your sub on the site, which is kinda cool. (grin)

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#20 - September 11, 2008, 11:58 AM

This one is a adult magazine (paying market), they have a non paying childrens section...http://cyberwizardproductions.com/AbandonedTowers/
#21 - September 22, 2008, 04:34 PM
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Wow, those are some great links! I'm off to explore the possibilities!
#22 - November 29, 2008, 04:46 AM

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Wow, those are some great links! I'm off to explore the possibilities!

Me too.  Thanks.
#23 - November 29, 2008, 02:14 PM
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Hey Tracy_VB!  I'm replying here because I don't have enough posts to PM.  I don't know if Shiny ever accepts word counts under the GLs - my understanding is they run three stories an issue, so that might be a reason for the length requirement.  However, you could certainly shoot them an e-mail and ask - they're very nice!
#24 - March 18, 2009, 07:42 PM

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Thanks, Tina!  I'm still revising the story, so the word count is creeping ever upward.  Who knows, it might end up at 2,000 after all!


 :thankyou Tracy
#25 - March 19, 2009, 09:51 AM

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no problem!


:: one more post towards pm'ing ::   ;)
#26 - March 19, 2009, 11:06 AM

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I'd never heard of Spaceports and Spidersilk (love the name).  Thanks for sharing.
God bless,
Susan


I know this is an old thread but this used to be KidVision, I know they do have a new editor along with a new name. I had a few items published in KidVisions great ezine!!!
#27 - December 08, 2009, 02:05 PM

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